November 2016 news, updates, and stories from AmeriCorps Cape Cod members and staff. Thank you for your support! 
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A New Year

Our 18th year of service is underway!

Our members have come together from across the country to provide a year of service to Barnstable County.  To read about our Year 18 AmeriCorps Cape Cod members, click HERE

Service Snapshot

Members have had multiple service projects assisting our local shellfish constables from Mashpee up to Eastham.  In addition to their economic importance to our community, shellfish are a vital part of improving our water quality by filtering out algae blooms caused by nitrogen loading. For more information about shellfishing on Cape Cod, click HERE
Our new members have also joined in our long standing battle against the invasive plants taking over the Cape!  Invasive plants are those non-native plants noted for their particular aggressiveness in choking out native plants and creating monocultures in our ecosystem.  For more information on invasive plants in Massachusetts, click HERE

Year 18 Photo Spotlight

Year 18 Members from the FireCorps, as well as CACO Fire Individual Placement Lizabeth Rodriguez, strike an intense pose after a day of restoration service in the Marconi heathlands of the Cape Cod National Seashore. 

Click HERE for more information about the Cape Cod National Seashore's heathland restoration efforts. 

See more photos of Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod HERE

New Member Blog Post

It’s Only Been a Month?

Written by Shane Dermanjian, Outreach AmeriCorps Member, Year 18

So it looks like I will be the author of the first blog post of Year 18. Let me tell you why, one month in, I already think this AmeriCorps program is the bee’s knees and why I feel like I am right where I want to be.

Read  the rest of Shane's Member Blog post HERE
Interested in getting involved?
Although our 2016-2017 program is just underway, we will begin recruiting for our 2017-2018 service year later this winter.  

For More Information on joining us: 

Becoming a Member - look for more information about the application process in March 2017. 

Becoming an Service Partner - request a group service project today!

Applying for an Individual Placement - information about Year 19 Placements coming soon!
Are you a news outlet interesting in covering our service?  

Contact our Media AmeriCorps Member, Teikyo Mowchan.
Year 18 Issues of the Waypoint Coming soon!

To see past issues of this newsletter and other AmeriCorps Cape Cod publications click HERE

Check out our Events Calendar, too!
LeHac House
LeHac House
Bourne House
Bourne House
The AmeriCorps Cape Cod program is dedicated to serving the critical environmental and community needs of Cape Cod through natural resource management, disaster preparedness and response, environmental education and outreach, and volunteer engagement.  

Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod is funded by Barnstable County and through grants from the Massachusetts Service Alliance and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Housing is provided by Barnstable County and National Park Service Cape Cod National Seashore.
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